3.1.19 Teaching by Professionals

Professionals are sometimes asked to teach for academic departments. Unless this activity is part of assigned responsibilities, they are eligible for overload payment at the appropriate rank. These instructional contributions should not interfere with their assigned responsibilities as professionals.

In most cases, professionals who teach do so on an occasional basis. In some cases, however, professionals make a continuing instructional contribution to particular academic programs.

Departments should give specific consideration to recommending a secondary faculty appointment to any professional who teaches 3 courses for credit in a 3 year period. A list of all such professionals will be generated annually and distributed to the department chairs, with copies to deans' and provost's offices. Each case should be reviewed by the appropriate department chair, and the department chair should notify the dean of the recommended action and reason for that recommendation.